You are hereHome › College of Business (COB) › Department of Management & MIS › Williams, Julie Ann Stuart › Repackaging Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Rich, T., Wongweragiat, S., Gates, B., & Stuart, J. A. (2003–2004). Repackaging: An opportunity for environmentally conscious manufacturers, 11(4), 28-37. Download PDF Repackaging Details Type Academic Journal Article Title Repackaging: An opportunity for environmentally conscious manufacturers Contributor(s) Rich, Taylor (author)Wongweragiat, Sudaratana (author)Gates, Brad (author)Stuart, Julie Ann (author) ISSN 1095-807X Volume 11 Issue 4 Start Page 28 End Page 37 Date 2003-2004 Abstract The environmentally conscious design and manufacturing hierarchy is an important component of sustainable development. One of the tenants of this hierarchy promotes waste minimization prior to recycling. For such products as electrical and electronic hardware, and for products, which contain hazardous materials, waste minimization is an important means of reducing the volume of life cycle waste and reducing the exposure of hazardous substances to the environment. Numerous integrated repair and recycling centers exist which seek to exploit opportunities to reuse products before recycling them. Nonetheless, in situations where products are of low value, little support exists in helping such integrated facilities to recover salvageable products from damaged products for repackaging or recycling. In this paper, we present a case study in which we apply a new decision-making tool to manage inventory, which may be either repackaged or recycled. With a collaborator who repackages fluorescent lamps salvaged from damaged packaging, we demonstrate the tool’s ability to significantly reduce waste and simultaneously reduce the consumption and exposure of mercury to the environment.